A Muslim who turns back from Islam and returns to disbelief is called a مرتد
(murtad) in Islamic jurisprudence.
The basis of this is the usage of the term in the Quran:
ومن يرتدد منكم عن دينه فيمت وهو كافر فأولئك حبطت أعمالهم في الدنيا والآخرة
And whoever of you reverts from his religion [to disbelief] and dies while he is a disbeliever - for those, their ...
I'll quote in the following a few evidences that can be used to describe and
deduce rulings for apostates.
From the Qur'an:
... . And whoever of you reverts from his religion [to disbelief] and dies while he is a disbeliever - for those, their deeds have become worthless in this world and the Hereafter, and those are the companions of ...
The reconciliation is that one is a general ruling (عموم), while the other is about a specific case (خصوص), i.e. an exception.
A true contradiction would have existed if:
the hadith too had a generic scope, e.g if it said "kill every non-muslim" OR
the verse too had a specific scope, and the specified subject was the same group e.g. if it said &...
This is not true. It was a false claim made my Dr. Hisham Kamali and he has been proven wrong from Ibn Taymiya's own literature.
Ibn Taymiya made his views very clear in his book "As-Sarim al-Maslool 'ala Shatim ar-Rasool" 3/696
على خصوصها وكلاهما قد قام الدليل على وجوب قتل صاحبها والادلة الدالة على سقوط القتل بالتوبة لا تعم القسمين بل انما تدل على ...
My dear friend, don't worry. In Islam there's no restriction of repenting within 3 days. A person can repent until he reaches the state of Naza’, (just before death, when he sees angles coming to take out his soul). In fact, Allah not only forgives the one who repents, but also loves those who asks for forgiveness from Allah.
In Surah-e-Az-Zumar, verse #53 ...
Feigning apostasy is neither allowed (as there is no feigning allowed), nor necessarily viable.
A Muslim is not allowed to pretend not to be a Muslim, either through actions or words, except if forced on pain of death or severe physical harm:
مَن كَفَرَ بِاللَّهِ مِن بَعْدِ إِيمَانِهِ إِلَّا مَنْ أُكْرِهَ وَقَلْبُهُ مُطْمَئِنٌّ بِالْإِيمَانِ وَلَٰكِن ...
All Praise to Allah Subhanahu wa Taala and blessings of Him be on Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him His family and companions.
Can someone end up leaving Islam through neglect?
A person could not end up leaving Islam through neglect rather he could leave his Iman through negligence because anyone who believes Allah Swt as his God and Prophet Muhammad ...
Anybody can call anyone else an apostate. The real question is, who is taken seriously when that is done? In general, this is the job of a scholar, not the layman. Someone trained in the sciences of the religion to a high level.
Scholars are extremely wary of specific assertions of the status of someone's faith, simply because it is almost impossible to ...
If someone leaves Islam, either for a short of a long period of time, and later wants to come back and repent, what are the necessary steps?
Only repentance and saying Shahada again is enough. Allah forgives all sins if the believer repents:
قُلْ يَا عِبَادِيَ الَّذِينَ أَسْرَفُوا عَلَىٰ أَنفُسِهِمْ لَا
تَقْنَطُوا مِن رَّحْمَةِ اللَّهِ ۚ إِنَّ ...
"Apostasy" does not refer to beliefs, but rather political loyalties in this context.
In an Islamic political system, like a Caliphate, the Muslims give bay'ah (oath of allegiance) to an Imam (leader). This is considered to be a pledge that you cannot go back on. So even if you lose faith in Islam, stop praying, stop believing in God Quran etc, you cannot ...
Muhammad ﷺ said that because it is the legal punishment for apostasy that Allah has prescribed. There isn't any special context on which it is dependent, rather it is a common ruling also present in several other ahadith, see my answer here.
Its purpose is similar to that of other Hudud like those for fornication, drinking wine, murder, robbery, theft, ...
Imam Malik is talking about a zindeeq زنديق . In the terminology of the jurists this is a person who outwardly shows himself to be a Muslim and hides that he is actually a disbeliever, a synonym of munafiq.
When a Zindeeq's kufr is established he is to be captured and executed. The legal authority will not accept any feigned repentance after he has been ...
Your question is based on HOW, means its just based on assumption. But we have to live in reality and be realistic in this approach. Currently, no religion has such rulings, other than islam. Even if there is one, then still people WILL keep coming to islam by leaving that certain religion. its not like that if there is a punishment for some act, that means ...
Not at all. There were a number of laws specific to the past nations. Examples are dietary laws of the Children of Israel, the laws of the people/family of Ya`qub (as), the laws specific to Adam (as) and his progeny.
Okay let me say a few things. Ask yourself why did you become a Muslim? or why do you have doubts in your mind? Why do you have a problem understanding something?
If you have read something and made you doubt about something in Islam, ask an expert or a genuine scholar who can explain it to you properly.
Now to answer your question. By leaving Islam, this ...
You cannot do anything but to follow the verse:
Invite to the way of your Lord with wisdom and good instruction, and
argue with them in a way that is best. Indeed, your Lord is most
knowing of who has strayed from His way, and He is most knowing of
who is [rightly] guided. 16:125
A child has no identity in that. Being raised by Muslim or non-Muslim parents doesn't necessarily mean the children are upon that religion. Islam is a choice and cannot be compelled upon the children by their parents. Once the child has reached the capacity of sound judgment, they are to follow what they conclude to be the correct and reasonable path. ...
No it doesn't, because the marriage of a Muslim woman to a non-Muslim man is not lawful:
فلا ترجعوهن الى الكفار لا هن حل لهم ولا هم يحلون لهن
do not return them to the disbelievers; they are not lawful [wives] for them, nor are they lawful [husbands] for them
— Quran 60:10
The same applies to someone who leaves Islam: the marriage will be ...
Faith is action, not just belief. Not only is it possible for someone to leave the folds of Islam through neglect, but also it happened during the time of the Prophet ﷺ during the battle of Tabūk.
وَلَئِن سَأَلْتَهُمْ لَيَقُولُنَّ إِنَّمَا كُنَّا نَخُوضُ وَنَلْعَبُ قُلْ أَبِاللَّهِ وَآيَاتِهِ وَرَسُولِهِ كُنتُمْ تَسْتَهْزِئُونَ لَا تَعْتَذِرُوا قَدْ ...
It is indeed the case that embracing Islam erases past sins. However, the scheme in question of leaving Islam and reverting to start with a clean slate is definitely flawed as:
One may die while in a state of apostasy
One's reverting to Islam may not be accepted
One may become a munafiq (hypocrite)
One's heart may be sealed against Islam
There is a risk ...
Without seeing more it's hard to say what the author meant. Also I'm not sure if he means:
respect to a non-Muslim (as a person)
respect to a non-Muslim's action
If he means action, well if it's a good action then it deserves praise regardless of who's doing it, Muslim or not.
If it's about a non-Muslim person:
About people of the book:
Indeed, those ...
Practically, it's potentially problematic.
Whether or not it's permissible is answered here: Is the joining of a non-Muslim in a jama'a salat allowed? Yes, it is. However, this does not mean that people at the mosque will know this. As a Western convert, I don't appear Muslim (whatever that means), so I've been questioned twice about going to mosque, ...
If there is a solid reason for you to make christians think you are converted to christianity, than that's allowed.
What a solid reason might be life threat, extreme life threatening situation makes it allowed for you to say/do anything to save your life, but this does not mean one will stop trying to escape such situation/region to dar-us-salaam.
I'd qualify this as opinion-based. If you left denomination A to denomination B, while A considers B as non-Mulsims of course your former brothers from denomination A would consider you as an apostate while those of denomination B would consider you a convert/revert. And that depends on denominations and the relation between them...
As for Ahmadiyya there ...
Feigning apostasy to leave a marriage became quite frequent in Hindustan (modern India & Pakistan) there are reports of women actually doing this in the 1800's.
Under Hanafi Law the nikkah becomes null and so the woman is free to leave. Should she return to Islam she can marry any Muslim man she wants.
Some scholars like Moulana Ashraf Thanvi addressed ...
Only "Relying on the Quran" is not sufficient, Quran itself says:
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا أَطِيعُوا اللَّهَ وَأَطِيعُوا
الرَّسُولَ وَلَا تُبْطِلُوا أَعْمَالَكُمْ
O you who believe! obey Allah and obey the Messenger, and do not make
your deeds of no effect
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا أَطِيعُوا اللَّهَ ...
Nowhere does the Quran state that an ex Muslim should be put to death. What you are talking about is a Hadith that has many different interpretations and we are not sure if the Hadith is authentic. In fact, if we read in the Quran in Surah 4:89-90, it states that if an ex Muslim reclines to peace, you shall not hurt them. Unlike the bible which clearly ...
According to Quran is leaving Islam a sin? If it is then is there a punishment listed? I dont want answers from Hadees, only from Quran.
The one who intentionally and willingly rejects Allah after he/she had Iman, then Allah's wrath is upon them and they will be punished (Quran 16:106):
مَن كَفَرَ بِاللَّهِ مِن بَعْدِ إِيمَانِهِ إِلَّا مَنْ أُكْرِهَ ...